Darn Shootin'

Early Saturday morning -- around 1 a.m. -- anyone trying to get from the east side of Morrison to the west side found themselves in a bit of a pickle.

An entire block of the small town, equivalent to about 1/5 of the main street, was cordoned off by multiple patrol cars with flashing lights and an excess of yellow tape. A short detour behind the Morrison Country Store, Cafe Prague and Tony Rigatoni's was necessary to get back on Morrison Road.

What happened?

According to Jacki Kelley, public information director for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, a disgruntled patron of Cafe Prague -- who had been removed from the premises earlier that evening -- returned and fired "several shots from a handgun toward the business." The suspect then fled the area and was arrested by deputies at Highways 8 and 285 shortly afterward. The handgun was recovered in the suspect's vehicle.

What a loud night for such a quiet town. -- Amber Taufen

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
Contact: Amber Taufen